The ASE Planetary Congress


The Planetary Congress is ASE's primary forum for professional exchange among U.S., Russian and international astronauts and cosmonauts. It is designed to promote the exchange of space flight experiences and technical information concerning space operations, scientific research, mission development and astronaut training. ASE members meet to review and discuss developments in their respective space programs, to evaluate existing ASE programs and plan future ASE activities. The week-long Congress affords a unique opportunity for communication between members of the international space community, government agencies and the public.

At its Planetary Congress, the Association of Space Explorers presents its Planetary Award, the Crystal Helmet, to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement and understanding of the theme subject of that year's Congress. The ASE also awards Leonov Medallions to honor notables who have contributed greatly to the Association and its aims.

 

 

I Congress
Cernay, France
1985
"The Home Planet"
Award: Jacques-Yves Cousteau

 

II Congress
Budapest, Hungary
1986
"Towards Space Civilization"
Award: Gerard O'Neill/Oleg Gazenko

 

III Congress
Mexico City, Mexico
1987
"The Next Generation in Space"
Award: Thomas Paine

 

IV Congress
Sofia, Bulgaria
1988
"Space and Evolution"
Award: Boris Raushenbakh

 

V Congress
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1989
"Space for Earth"
Award: Yash Pal

 

VI Congress
Groningen, The Netherlands
1990
"Space Brings People Together"
Award: H.C. Van de Hulst

 

VII Congress
Berlin, Germany
1991
"Space Has No Boundaries"
Award: Hans Dietrich Genscher

 

VIII Congress
Washington, DC
1992
"To Mars Together"
Award: Isaac Asimov

 

IX Congress
Vienna, Austria
1993
"Space for Life"
Award: Hermann Bondi

 

X Congress
Moscow, Russia
1994
"Space & Ecology"
Award: Yuri Gagarin (posthumous)

 

XI Congress
Warsaw, Poland
1995
"Space & Contemporary Society"
Award: Stanislaw Lem

 

XII Congress
Montreal, Canada
1996
"Cooperation in Space-Progress for Humanity"
Award: Nicolas Matte

 

XIII Congress
San Jose, Costa Rica
1997
"Space Technology for Sustainable Development"
Award: Jose Maria Figueres

 

XIV Congress
Brussels, Belgium
1998
"Space & Education-A Message to the Youth"
Award: Edith Cresson

 

XV Congress
Bucharest, Romania
1999
"Space & Astronomy - Toward the New Millennium"
Award: V.N. Constantinescu

 

XVI Congress
Madrid, Spain
2000
"A New Space for Humanity"
Award: HRH The Prince of Asturias

 

XVII Congress
Almaty, Kazakhstan
2001
"Gateway to Space Exploration and Environmental Protection"
Award: Nursultan Nazarbayev

 

XVIII Congress
Tokyo, Japan
2003
"Learning From Space, Enriching World Culture"
Award: Lorna L. Onizuka

 

XIX Congress
Salt Lake City, U.S.A
2005
"Our Destiny in Space: Worlds Without Borders"
Award: ASTP Crew

  XX Congress
Edinburgh, Scotland
2007

"50 Years in Space - Launching into the Future"
Award: Professor Ken Pounds

  XXI Congress
Seattle, Washington, USA
2008
"Exploring Space, Inspiring Planetary Stewardship"
Award: William E. Boeing, Jr.

 

XXII Congress
Prague, Czech Republic
2009
"Space – Opportunities for All"
Award: Boris Valnichek

  XXIII Congress
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2010

"1 Planet, 1 Hope, 1 Future"
Award: Mahathir Mohamad
  XXIV Congress
Moscow, Russia
2011

"He Invited Us All Into Space"
Award: Boris Chertok

 

XXV Congress
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2012
"Space Technology for a Knowledge Based Society"
Award: Charles Elachi


  XXVI Congress
Cologne, Germany
2013

"Citizens of Space – Stewards of Earth"
Award: Heinz Riesenhuber

  XXVII Congress
Beijing, China
2014

"Cooperation: To Realize Humanity's Space Dream Together"
Award: Wang Yongzhi

 

XXVIII Congress
Stockholm, Sweden
2015

"Inspired by Space"
Award: Sven Grahn

 

XXIX Congress
Vienna, Austria
October 3-7, 2016

"Born to Explore"
Award:
Johannes Ortner

  XXX Congress
Toulouse, France
October 16-20, 2017

"Space is My Future"

 

XXXI Congress
Minsk, Belarus
September 9-16, 2018


 

XXXII Congress
Houston, USA
October 14-18, 2019


  XXXIII Congress
Budapest, Hungary
2020